Monday, October 8, 2007

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

A good friend of mine shared this recipe with me. Of course, it was not gluten free when I received it - but now, thru cunning adaptation, here it is! LOL :D

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Shortening
3/4 Cup White Rice Flour
1/4 Cup Tapioca Flour
1/4 Cup Corn Starch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Xanthum gum
1/2 cup jelly - favorite flavor

Cream together sugars, peanut butter, shortening in a bowl. Mix flours, starches, baking powder, soda and xgum together well. Slowly add to the sugar/PB mixture.

Reserve 1 Cup of batter. Press remaining into a 13 X 9" pan. Spread jelly over top. Crumble reserved batter overtop.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Let cool COMPLETELY on a wire rack before cutting.

Enjoy with a glass of milk. :D


Adopted Son said...

daggum tasty - frickafraka- now I want a PB&J sandy- grrrrr. (These are really good and yummy...)

Natalie said...

My little boy would love these! Thanks for posting this recipe. I am going to have to come up with a sub for the cornstarch.

kbabe1968 said...

Hi Natalie!

You can use potato starch instead (not potato flour). It will work the same way OR use ALL Tapioca and ditch the starches. :D

Hope that helps! :D

Carrie said...

those look SO good!! I will definitely try these! My hubbie would really enjoy them!!

Ginger Carter Miller, Ph.D. said...

These look amazing! I love PB&J so this would be great.

Ginger in Georgia
(another gF blogger!)

Jolanta said...

These look great but I can't do corn. What would be a substitute for the cornstarch???

Jolanta said...

geeeezzzz.... sorry about that post~ I didn't read the other folks??? So if I use potato starch, that would work?? Or simply use all tapioca??? I'm going to try this one right away!!

kbabe1968 said...

Jolanta - I'd go with potato starch if you can. I think the starch adds to the flakiness. It's really like a shortbread crustiness too it. I think the starch really lends a lot to it. You COULD use all tapioca (which i mentioned earlier), but after a little more investigation, i think the all tapioca would make it more doughy and tough rather than light and flaky. Let me know either way! :D

Heather said...

Looks interesting! I bet my girls would love it.

Are you planning to try out any Thanksgiving recipes? I'm going to desperately miss noodles and pumpkin pie this year.

kbabe1968 said...

Heather - as we get closer to the holidays I will be doing some adaptations of typical Thanksgiving recipes. I'll be sure to post them! Pumpkin pie would not be so hard, I don't think. I'm working on crusts right now :D

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childlife said...

Wow - these will be a hit at our house! Pushing the print button right now... : )

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